Felicity Rutland with the 2016 Lightweight Eight during race week.
It is incredible to think Felicity has been a welcoming and generous crew landlady for 37 years! Since 1981 CUWBC has been given a warm welcome to Riverside, our home from home for race week and more recently HWR.
We wanted to recognise and mark her incredible contribution to the club by presenting Honorary Membership to CUWBC and will be doing this on September 23rd during our Behind the Scenes event at Ely Boathouse
. Please leave your memories and comments below for us to share with Felicity!
Felicity is not just a supporter of CUWBC but of other volunteer roles supporting the university and the wider community.
“I often feel that I acquired a large number of additional daughters, some of whom I still see regularly. Now that my own children have moved on I also have CUWBC staying during Henley Women’s Regatta, and occasionally some of my ‘extra daughters’ stay for a few nights at other times as well. I was absolutely thrilled when the Blue Boat won the battle for parity with the men in 2014 and now races against Oxford on the Tideway, and although I had thought rather sadly that this meant the end of my landlady days, I was wrong, as the Lightweights – who still race in Henley – are now staying instead!”
Read the full Alumni Story here.